594. Chalkley Thorne
was born on 9 Aug 1817 in Evesham, Burlington, NJ. He died after 1853 in
Unknown. Chalkley Thorn seems to have been cut from a different bolt of cloth
than his siblings. From a genealogy done in 1902 on the descendants of Thomas
Thorn & Sarah Collins we have this excerpt:
"To his family Chalkley Thorn was always akind man, but to himself he was
less so, for he was a victim of temptation to which he yielded, thereby ruining
his own existence by intemperance. By employment he was a swaman and, it is said,
was uneasy and restless, remaining ashore until his earnings were gone, then
putting to sea again. Sometime about 1853 or 1854 he left his family and friends,
and of his whereabouts and fate nothing further was poitively known. For several
years his brother Thomas had a chest in the garret of his house on ninth &
Arch Streets, Philadelphia, which belonged to Chalkley, containing a miscellaneous
collection of minerals & natural curios from different lands, which at least
revealed that the owner was intellectually inclined. What became of Chalkley
Thorn is a question that will always enveloped in mystery." Chalkley Thorn
served in the US Navy aboard the Princeton, San Jacinto, Raritan & Wabash.
His son searched US Navals records & could find no trace of him serving in
the war, so something befell him prior to this.
He was married to Elizabeth
Jane Hammell (daughter of Butler Hammell and
Esther Austin) on 7 Mar 1840. Elizabeth Jane Hammell
was born on 20 May 1818. Chalkley Thorne and Elizabeth Jane Hammell had the
Theodore Freylinghausen Thorne.